inspiratory muscles

the muscles that act during inhalation, such as the diaphragm and the intercostal and pectoral muscles.

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  • respiration, human — ▪ physiology Introduction       the process by which oxygen is taken up and carbon dioxide discharged. The design of the respiratory system  The human gas exchanging organ, the lung, is located in the thorax, where its delicate tissues are… …   Universalium

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  • respiration — respirational, adj. /res peuh ray sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of respiring; inhalation and exhalation of air; breathing. 2. Biol. a. the sum total of the physical and chemical processes in an organism by which oxygen is conveyed to tissues and cells,… …   Universalium

  • Dorsal respiratory group — Brain: Dorsal respiratory group Section of the medulla oblongata at about the middle of the olive. (Dorsal respiratory group not labeled, but spinal tract labeled at center right.) The dorsal respiratory group (DRG) is located in the dorsomedial… …   Wikipedia

  • Glossopharyngeal breathing — (GPB, also called frog breathing) is a means of forcing extra air into the lungs to expand the chest and achieve a functional cough. The technique involves the use of the glottis to add to an inspiratory effort by gulping boluses of air into the… …   Wikipedia

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